Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime punishable by up to a year in prison to falsely claim to be a recipient of high military decorations, like the Congressional Medal of Honor. Seven judges strongly dissented, but in defending every American’s God-given right to be a big, fat liar, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said the law could make it a crime to perpetuate a child’s belief in Santa Claus; say “I’m working late tonight, honey”; “I didn’t inhale”; or for a dentist to say “This won’t hurt a bit”. He added, “Saints may always tell the truth, but for mortals, living means lying”.
- Although he may have been lying when he said that.
- He left immediately after the ruling, saying he had to meet his girlfriend Jennifer Aniston for lunch.
- Fifty bucks says this guy was appointed by Bill “I didn’t inhale” Clinton.
- So when you raise you hand in court and swear “to tell the whole truth” you don’t really have to tell the “whole truth”.